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Comedian Harland Williams set to co-star on new series Package Deal (Video)

Comedian Harland Williams set to co-star on new series Package Deal (Video)

By | August 15, 2013 at 4:50 pm | No comments

Veteran comedian Harland Williams has snagged a co-starring role on Package Deal, a new comedy series set to premiere Monday, Sept. 30 in Canada on the City network. The show centers around the relationship between Danny White (Randal Edwards) and his two older brothers, who...

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Rashida Jones inks deal with Fox to produce her own series

Rashida Jones inks deal with Fox to produce her own series

By | August 8, 2013 at 1:04 pm | No comments

She may be slowly exiting her role as Ann Perkins on Parks and Recreation, but Rashida Jones has plenty on her plate, including a new show at Fox called Stuck. It was revealed this week she and her producing partner Will McCormack – with whom she wrote last year’s flick...

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Daily Show correspondent Larry Wilmore and Issa Rae join forces for new HBO series

Daily Show correspondent Larry Wilmore and Issa Rae join forces for new HBO series

By | August 7, 2013 at 1:46 pm | No comments

Daily Show correspondent and severely underrated television writer Larry Wilmore and rising star Issa Rae are working together to co-write a comedy series for HBO. The comedy will star Rae, and similar to her popular webseries, The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl, the show...

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Tenacious D, Patton Oswalt, Kyle Kinane and many more set for Fun Fun Fun Fest

Tenacious D, Patton Oswalt, Kyle Kinane and many more set for Fun Fun Fun Fest

By | August 6, 2013 at 4:48 pm | No comments

The Fun Fun Fun Fest has announced the official comedy and music line up for the 8th annual festival going down between Nov 8 and Nov. 10 in Austin. Veteran comedy rock duo Tenacious D, Patton Oswalt, Craig Robinson, Rob Delaney, and a live version of Adult Swim's series The...

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The Simpsons may be headed to cable

The Simpsons may be headed to cable

By | July 30, 2013 at 4:04 pm | No comments

While new episodes of The Simpsons -- the longest running scripted show in television history -- will obviously still air on Fox, Twentieth Television is working on a deal to syndicate the show on cable networks. The Simpsons could find life on the likes of FX (or it’s...

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Simpsons co-creator Sam Simon dying of cancer, will give away his fortune to charity

Simpsons co-creator Sam Simon dying of cancer, will give away his fortune to charity

By | July 26, 2013 at 1:48 pm | One comment

After being diagnosed with terminal colon cancer five months ago, Sam Simon, co-creator and current executive producer of The Simpsons decided to give all of his Simpsons earnings to charity. On the May 16 episode of WTF with Marc Maron (clip below), he shared that his doctor...

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HBO sets premiere date for Sarah Silverman comedy special

HBO sets premiere date for Sarah Silverman comedy special

By | July 25, 2013 at 5:36 pm | One comment

You may remember we reported that back in May, Sarah Silverman recorded her first stand-up comedy special in eight years. Well, today, HBO announced said comedy event, Sarah Silverman: We Are Miracles will premiere on Saturday, Nov. 23. "Sarah Silverman is a fresh, fearless and...

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Glenn Howerton says Rolling Stone misquoted him about ‘Always Sunny’ ending

Glenn Howerton says Rolling Stone misquoted him about ‘Always Sunny’ ending

By | July 24, 2013 at 6:02 pm | 2 comments

UPDATE: Glenn Howerton tweeted out the following. Sorry for any confusion... One of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia's stars, creators, producers Glenn Howerton (he plays Dennis) confirmed the bittersweetness talked about the show's future in a recent interview for...

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Henry Winkler will guest star on Parks and Recreation

Henry Winkler will guest star on Parks and Recreation

By | July 24, 2013 at 5:22 pm | No comments

For fans of NBC's Parks and Recreation, Happy Days are here again. Henry Winkler (Arrested Development, Childrens Hospital) will be appearing on the show's season premiere as Jean Ralphio's (Ben Schwartz) father. This is the second family member to join the Saperstein mishpacha....

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